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Maryam Sociology 101-06General Education AssignmentAmerican Sociologist C. Wright Mills coined the term “social imagination”.Social imaginationis the ability to see things socially and how they interact and influence each other.Having socialimagination is critical in order for people to understand local, national, and global issues.Throughout the past fifty years American family types have changed drastically.The nuclearfamily consisting of a married couple and their unmarried children living together is thepreferred family arrangement in the United States.Though the proportion of households in theUnited States having a married couple with children has decreased steadily and expected todecrease as the years progress.Authority has also changed within American families movingfrom a patriarchy in which men dominate in family decision making to an egalitarian family inwhich spouses are regarded as equals. Social imagination is able to explain many of these

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